James F. O’Rourke Jr.

Mr. O’Rourke has represented persons in State and Federal Courts and
has practiced criminal and personal injury law for over 30 years.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon
Madison High School, 1969
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts, 1973
Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1978
Admitted to practice law in Oregon, September, 1978
Private practice since September, 1978

Professional Memberships

Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar Association
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Bar Association


The Other Bar Oregon – Lawyers helping lawyers, 1985 to present

Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, volunteer,
1985 through 2006

Oregon State Bar State Lawyer Assistance Committee – 1994-1997

Oregon State Bar Uniform Criminal Jury Instruction Committee – 1986-1989

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, member 1994-1995

Our Family Thanks Jim for His Ability to See Beyond the Charge.
One day, I received a tearful voice message from my 19 year old son that would forever rock our world. It all began the prior year, my son had developed a drug problem. After undergoing drug and alcohol counseling, he had voluntarily entered rehab. During the 12 Step process, the truth came out. Prior to rehab, he had committed a drug induced robbery. (Read More Testimonials...)
– A Grateful Mother and Family
I Couldn't Be Happier With the Outcome.

My son is a Heroin addict and one day he tried to rob a store in our home town. It was charged as a Measure 11 crime and I was panicking as to what to do. I started looking for a lawyer that specialized in this sort of crime and I made a few phone calls.

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– M.P. & G.P.
We Couldn't Have Had a Better Defense at Any Price.

We feel compelled to write a testimonial to the superlative help James F. O'Rourke, Jr. And Associates gave us with our son's case. Hopefully this will be read by someone who, like us, finds themselves in a desperate legal situation. We can say without hesitation or reservation that our son got the best legal help possible.

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– Greg and Gail P.